AIEEE Counseling Guide


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Update: This guide was written for the purpose of AIEEE 2009 so the dates mentioned here are in accordance with 2009. Although this post caters to AIEEE 2009, most of the important points and counseling procedure is same for AIEEE 2010 so this post is still valid in context of AIEEE 2010

Now that the AIEEE result and counseling details are out, its time for the centralized counseling. Every year thousands of students make mistakes in the AIEEE centralized counseling. Such people don’t get into the college they deserve. Here is a complete walk-through of the AIEEE 2009 counseling procedure. This should answer all your questions regarding how to go about counseling and the procedure of seat allotment.

This year the counseling procedure is completely online and its very different from last year’s counseling procedure. Last year there were three rounds of counseling and the first part had 2 forms- Form 1 and Form 2(for dropout seats). This year the system is completely different. It would be a good idea to be through with the counseling procedure mentioned on the central counseling board website.

The first stage is registration which has already started on 8th. This is the simplest step and you should register yourself as soon as possible to get maximum out of the mock counseling. The next thing you need to do is to fill up your choices. This is going to be tough because there are a lot of choices available. It is very important to order the choices according to your preference. I know the interface of the site which happens to be designed by NIC makes it mentally and physically tiring to order all the choices but you have a lot of time to do this. Try to get all your choices in the right order as soon as possible to take full advantage of the indicative seat allotment during the mock counseling period which ends on 24th June.

This year there are four rounds of seat allotment. Till last year, if you were allotted a seat through a particular round of counseling, you were not considered in further rounds of counseling. This had disastrous consequences. People with poor ranks were able to fill up seats in top NITs through the latter rounds of counseling. However, this year the CCB has changed the rule and has made it fare for everyone. This year, once you are allotted a seat you will be given an option of participating in further allotment according to the choices submitted by you. You can either completely participate in further rounds of allotment or can select the option of considering better branches in the college allotted to you.

The last paragraph explains why I’m emphasizing on filling up your choices properly in the order you want. After you check out indicative seat allotment on 24th June, you should finalize your choices and check them thoroughly before locking them. Don’t forget that you need to lock your choices before 28th June 11:55pm. I would suggest you to lock your choices on 26th or 27th as the site might go down or might take a long time to load on 28th due to excess traffic. If you fail to lock your choices before the deadline-28th June 2009 11:55pm you will not be allotted any seat through AIEEE 2009 central counseling.

You should check the rankings of NITs before filling up your choices. You will also have to make a decision whether you want to go for college or for branch. Considering the nature of this year’s counseling, I would suggest you to go for the branch you want unless or until you are getting a very good college with some other branch. Don’t expect too much sliding after the 4 rounds of allotment as because of the new rules, you can’t expect miracles. If you’ve got a 10k rank you’ll get a seat that you deserve and if you’ve got a 20k rank, you’ll get what you deserve. As compared to AIEEE 2008, AIEEE 2009 Counseling and allotment will be more fair. The rank cutoffs for college admissions will be very different.

Please note that I’ve used the word ‘allotment’ everywhere and not ‘counseling’. The choices you lock before 28th June are your final choices and you can’t change them under any circumstances. In other words, there will be no further counseling. The further rounds of allotment will be done against vacant seats on the basis of the choices you initially submitted. I hope you understand how important it is to fill up the right choices. Don’t think on the lines-

X choice is impossible to get with a rank of 12,000

You should fill every choice you are interested in but be careful about the order of the choices. The change in the counseling procedure has given you a great opportunity to get what you deserve, utilize it well.

The following example should explain the procedure in brief-
Example-Pappu has got AIR 2000 in AIEEE 2009.
-24th June- Pappu’s indicative allotment- Mechanical in NIT Trichy.
-28th June- Last date for locking of choices. Let Pappu’s choices be- 1)NIT Trichy-ECE 2)NIT Warangal ECE 3)NITW Civil 4)NITW Mech
-1st Allotment- Civil in NIT Warangal. Papppu has 3 choices.-
*Take Civil in NIT Warangal.
*Participate in further allotment rounds for NIT Warangal.
*Participate in further allotment and hope for ECE in NIT Trichy.

I want every reader of this blog to be completely satisfied with what he/she does in the AIEEE 2009 central counseling. After reading this long post, I don’t want anybody making mistakes they would regret. Many of my friends want to go back in time to change the choices they filled up during the 2008 counseling. I hope you don’t develop similar feelings after the AIEEE 2009 counseling. All the best! May you get the college and branch of your choice!.

PS- This post could be named AIEEE 2009 Counseling For Dummies

PPS-A notice on central counseling board site says-

Seats in NITs will be made available for candidates (based on their AIEEE merit) from States/UTs., which do not have NITs., so as to keep the number of seats for such States/UTs., at the level of 2007, after making due adjustment for the number of seats filled by candidates of these States/UTs during normal counseling.

PPPS- If anybody is not clear about the seat distribution and reservation, here’s a clarification. For every NIT, 50% seats are reserved for Home State students(students with state of eligibility of the state in which the NIT is). Admission to the rest of the 50% seats is done on basis of AIR. However, in the last round of allotment(4th), there will be no reserved home state seats.

Update- CCB now allows you to unlock your locked choices and unregister yourself if you’ve locked your choices and filled up less than 20 choices. However, you can’t do it online and have to go to counseling centers to get that done. Have a look at the notice on the CCB site.

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456 Replies to “AIEEE Counseling Guide”

  1. dear experts,
    i got a air overall rank of 25000 in b.arch aieee 2009..
    my category rank is 16000..
    state rank 1305 and category is 893..
    i wud lyk to noe if i cud make it into any of the nits…i didnt get any nit in first order…
    i m resident of m.p and we hv gt an nit here…i hv heard that they give preference to the domicile of m.p…is it true sir?
    people hv advised me to try for institution wise couselling sesion…cud u elaborate.

  2. My AIR in B.Arch is 5309

    I was not alloted a seat in the first round. Is there any chance of getting a seat in the later rounds, given that the total number of seats are so limited (around 345 in general category) ?

  3. MY air rank is 16441,MH hs rank is 1028. Do I have a chance of Mech or electrical/electronics in Nagpur NIT. Please reply. 2 ND ROUND seat aLLOTMENT IS MATERIALS AND MATALLURGY IN NAGPUR

  4. Sir,as i said earlier my Tamil Nadu state rank is 288 and AIR is 13,160.You had said that i will eventually get EEE or ECE.In the second round of counselling results also i have not got anything.I have not got even mechanical and computer science which ihad opted.Are there any chances for the third round?.Please do reply.

  5. sir plz reply soon my sr is 654 (MH) air-9683 i did not get anything in the second round plz tell me if i will get mech at VNIT,nagpur

    1. have you applied for Maharashtra state CAP round?
      if yes, what is your all India merit number?
      many people feel top colleges in Mumbai, Pune universities are better than NITs. you will get mech in VNIT in 3rd round. do you know what is the closing rank of VNIT mechanical home state quota in second round?

  6. sir,please tell me that if i want to go with the
    seat which i am alloted in the second round and
    that is not my first preference then in order to
    preserve that seat and not to go for third or
    further rounds ,i have to report at the designated
    counselling center or at the alloted institute.

      1. i have got a seat in first round and now
        it is upgraded in second round and i want
        to be with the seat which i have got in the
        second round after upgradation .

  7. Dear experts,
    I have an all india rank of 12,256 and state rank of 1211. I am a general candidate and belong to delhi state.
    I had filled 51 choices in all in top 11 NITs in BIT Ranchi.
    I did not get any response in 1st and 2nd rounds of allotement.

    Do I have a chance to get metallurgy in NIT Trichy/Warangal/Surathkal?
    Or civil in Calicut?

    Please intimate as soon as possible.
    Thanks!

      1. Sir, is Trichy/Warangal/Surathkal metallurgy possible in 3rd/4th round?

        And civil calicut/allahabad?
        plz reply.

  8. i m frm assam and my state rank is 280 overall and 219 category rank. i did not get a seat in nit silchar in the first or second counselling. will i get a seat. u had earlier told me that i would get in the 1st or 2nd counselling. plz reply. i m very tensed

  9. hi,
    my name is gaurav deshpande.
    my aiee rank is 5265.
    currently i’m alloted elctrical at vnit thru all india quota even though i’m a maharashtrian.
    the above option is my seocnd choice and has remained constant for first 2 rounds of seat alloment.
    what are my chances to get nit trichy elctrical at this stage,(which is my 1st preference)?

  10. sir,
    i got air-11932 and presently allocated production and industrial engineering at bhopal in 2nd round…..do you think its a wise option to go for it

  11. sir i am 4m west bengal………my rankz are 28017(air overall) nd 817(overall state rank)……..sir i have given all choices at nit dgp……..i didnt get nythn in da 1st 2roundz……..do u thnk dat i wl get in 3rd round???????nd i cant understand da funda of 4th round!!!!!!!!will studentz lyk me benefit if 4th round is made open with no quota!!!!!!!!pls let me know……..i am veryyyyyyyyyy tensed..

  12. helloooooooooo
    my air is26k and state rank is 780 im from west bengal.wil i get durgapur in further rounds of counselling???

    1. hey me also in a similar situatn..as u can c above!!!!!!!!!ami s.b.das bole durgapurer undergraduate dean er sathe phn e katha bolechilam…uni bollen j durgapur e hobe oi rank e…3rd r 4th phase obdi wait korte bollen…..he even said j gotobochorer figurer sathe khub farak hobe na jotoi ei sob notun round er concept introduce kora hok na keno!!!!!!ami ekjon k orkut e chini j gotobochor peyechlo wt 40000 category rank nd 1438 state rank(both general)….he iz now studyn metlrgy…..nd 1 wt 668 category rank(general) got civil…he got da oprtunity 2change 2higher branches twice bt or civil i porar iche tai opt kore ni…..bt egulo gotobarer….i guess patience iz da key…..amio tired of waitn….

      1. thanks a ton,
        tumi ekhn ki pacho????ami bit mesra,patna campus e ece pachi.can u give ur mail id so that i can contact u personally????

  13. Hello
    I have 196 overall and 175 general category State rank in H.P..I have Not been alloted NIT hamirpur in first 2 rounds……will gwt it in 3rd round?

  14. Sir,I was alloted SMVDU CSE in first round.I reported at admission center and took provisional admission letter.I gave my willingness to be considered for further rounds across the institutions.In second round I have been alloted NIT Jamshedpur Metallurgy.I want myself to be considered for further rounds.Do I need to report again at admission center before 12th July….or i have to just wait for further results …..(I am not talking about physical reporting at alloted institute)

  15. i have not got any institute in 1st and 2nd concelling and my rank is 4153 in b. arch and i m from UP. Should i wait for further rounds or take admission in private college in Delhi????
    sir, please reply me as soon as possible.

  16. sir,
    i have not been allotted any seat in 1,2 and 3rd rounds. i am from Maharashtra state. my AIR is 13774 and state rank is 902. is it possible for me to get mechanical at NIT Nagpur in 4th round?

      1. i am getn biotech….in da nxt round hopn 2 get metlrgy….bt dey r teln dat after 5th round(dont get shokd,nit dgp conductz a separate round after 4 rounds)chem/it……

  17. Sir,
    I have got AIR 18407.I have been alloted NIT Jalandar textile in 3rd round.Can I hope IIIT Gwaliar or NIT Patna IT in 4th round.

  18. Sir, I got IT at NIT suratkal in 3rd round seat allotment. Is there any chance to get higer preffered seat at fourth round? Kindly tell at what time fourth round seat allotment will be declared?

  19. i m shahid hussain from sikkim my state rank is 12 and category rank is 1 (oB) and air is 99086 and 23185(OB). i didn’t get any seats in all the 4 rounds. for sikkim , there are quota seats for upto 42 state ranks. is there any chance of getting any quota seats in the institutes given for sikkim quota? i have locked all the branchs and institutes given for sikkim quota in the mock councelling.
    plz do reply early

    1. hi sahid im prashant last yr my state rank was also 12.dont know which college u shall get but chose wisely.even manipal is much better in terms of facilities compared 2 other nits like alld,etc

  20. Hi Naman Bagga,You have been predicting sincerely for all students but we dont know why you are not writing any more.We hope you will start discussion and let us know what will be the drop in seats and among which rankers.This will help students who are going through a stress after these four rounds of counselling.Hope you start writing and hope more and more students will start visiting this blog

    1. I’m too busy with college these days. Anyways the comments are being replied to by someone at least, if not me. After a certain time I feel it is best if you wait and watch what happens because the system has changed. However if any question is of the nature that it needs urgent attention, I will reply to it. Thanks for the concern.

  21. hello sir…i have got 200000 rank in aieee 2009 and till now have not got admission any where …so can u plzzz tell me about the counsellings held in various states through aieee ?????
    and 1 more thing……i have got chance to give counselling through PU through aieee…will i get sumthing there???…..no matter what college …and branch..!!
    plzzzz reply me soon as its already too late..
    thank u!!!!!!

  22. i m shahid hussain from sikkim my state rank is 12 and category rank is 1 (oB) and air is 99086 and 23185(OB). i didn’t get any seats in all the 4 rounds. for sikkim , there are quota seats for upto 42 state ranks. is there any chance of getting any quota seats in the institutes given for sikkim quota? i have locked all the branchs and institutes given for sikkim quota in the mock councelling.
    plz do reply early

  23. Sir, whats going on with 5th round of counselling? Earlier it was published there will be a 5th round of counselling for everyone. But this evening CCB posted a notice for special counselling of students from NON-NIT states . Is that the 5th round??? or 5th round for everyone is separate??
    & i am from Delhi. & theres no NIT in Delhi??
    ah sir!! :(:(.. I am really worried!! I’ve only got NIT Patna so far… I can’t join it :(! My AIR is 12180.(general category)

  24. sir ,whats going on with 5th round of counselling? sir , my stat rank 461 & my genral rank 24367 , I did’nt get any set in counselling?
    sir , plz give me any sugestion ?

  25. Sir,I had filled up EEE,ECE,mechanical,computer in all the south India NITs but i didnt get any in all the 4 counsellings.I was told by all that i will surely get one of them as my AIR is 13160 and State Rank tamil nadu is 288.I am very much disappointed.Sir,do you have information on how many seats have fallen vacant in Open category in NIT trichy.Do i stand any chance in the fifth round at least.Please do reply.

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  27. sir,i got aieee-barch air rank 21358.air category rank 5029,state rank 5810,state category rank 1726.will you kindly let me know if i am eligible for any nit or a good placement.
    also i wanted to enquire the rank upto which a student who has enrolled for aieee 2010 is eligible for counselling.please let me know at the earliest

  28. my AIR(arch) is 11908 & SC category rank is 617…The indicative seat allotment says “NO SEAT FOR ALL YOUR CHOICES”..though i have filled all of the 16 colleges for B.Arch in the list..though the opening closing rank of many of the colleges indicate taking candidates taking upto rank 2500+ from SC category

  29. sir i have got a collage in yamunagar in 1st counsling i am a general category candidate ,,i want to ask whether i am elligible for 2nd,3rd counsling or not i am haryana resident i mean i passed my board from haryanas school ,can i get 85% cota

  30. sir,
    i have got 4358 rank in general category and am from outside delhi region…. can i manage DCE mechanical?

  31. sir i have surrended my trichy civil seat after the third round…i am very confused in filling choices for the 4th round round.i wanted mech in trichy/warangal…also if i get civil in these two is not a problem….so should i fill surathkal mech before warangal/trichy civil or after…..also how much difference it would make if i take mech in surathkal before civil in warangal/trichy….what would you suggest….?
    reply soon

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